Richie Sexson

Richie SexsonSay it ain't so Richie. Say it ain't so.

A doctor for Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Richie Sexson has recommended surgery for the slugger. Why do I care about the premature ending of Richie Sexson's season you're wondering. Richie Sexson has become an important footnote in my life.

A few years back, my brother Steve and I were at Skydome to watch our Blue Jays take on the Cleveland Indians. We got there early so we could watch batting practice. I was standing in the 200 level beyond the left field fence. Cleveland's Richie Sexson was taking swings and launched a missle in my direction. That's when I secured my first baseball actually hit by a major league player.

I've added a ball hit by Shannon Stewart to my collection since, but I'll never forget my first. Richie Sexson, I wish you a speedy recovery my friend.

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